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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 44 - Spring / Summer 1981

The 12th AGM - 11th April 1981

The meeting was held at the Bedgrove Pavilion, Aylesbury, and sixty-five members and five associate members were present. David Potter, our Chairman, was in the Chair. Sub-Committee reports were received. Allan Vigor reported for Loco. Arthur has been acquired for the Society (other news in this issue). Ivan Start, for C&W, expressed appreciation for covered storage provided by the Wembley building for the vintage stock. The renovation of our GNR six-wheeled Brake Third is planned next. For S&T, Trevor Chalmers told of a hectic year moving the Harlington Box, the installation of the PA system and the extension of the telephone facilities. Neville Royce reported on a busy year, including removing the buffer depot track, laying the switch for the Wembley shed and the reconnection of the short siding. Ken Ashman, who took over the Depot in January, explained the amount of decorating and painting work done at the Station, Book Shop and Refreshment area. Chris Tayler spoke of the problems of making Quainton even more attractive for visitors and importance of publicity was stressed to members. Other Society Officers also reported : Eric Miller on the joys of fund-raising, Jo Boait on the social activities and on sales, Miriam Ashman (who took over at the end of January) on catering and Martyn Jayson on publicity.

The report of the Executive Committee and the accounts, both previously circulated, were adopted. Our Treasurer referred to the competition for income from other charities, the need for strict economy in spending, the value of sensible investments (e.g. the second catering vehicle) and considered we were soundly based for the future, providing members give their full support.

The Hon. Secretary told the meeting of QRS plans if the Aylesbury BR line should close in the future and referred to proposals to work as far as the old station at Waddesdon.

The Chairman thanked everyone for their efforts and others simply for being at the AGM! Even the possibility of disposing of the Barclay 0-4-0ST Tom Parry had not raised the temperature of the meeting. It was, in fact, a very unremarkable event - which must prove something!

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1981 and so does not reflect events in the 33+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

The 12th AGM - 11th April 1981 - Quainton News No. 44 - Spring / Summer 1981

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